03 February 2010

Review: The Fantastic Mr. Fox

The Fantastic Mr. Fox is 100% worth seeing. It's at the dollar theater these days. It's done with stop-motion animation, and it is probably the only stop-motion animation film I've ever enjoyed. Unlike most movies that claim to be "fun for the whole family" which really means, "loads of slapstick and potty humor for the kids, while the parents are bored as all get-out," this one really is. Only, this "fun for the whole family" actually leans toward being more fun for the adults than the kids. The dialogue is just hilarious and would go straight over the heads of most children.

The script is by Wes Anderson, who also did The Royal Tenenbaums (which I suggest watching edited). If you liked that movie, you will like this one.

I adore Roald Dahl, and now I really need to read The Fantastic Mr. Fox. Has anyone read it before?


Lanette said...

I've never read the book, but we were actually thinking about seeing this in the dollar theater this weekend! I'm so glad to hear it was good. We'll definitely see it now =)

Packrat said...

Thanks for the review. As you know, finding decent movies is very difficult.